1 in 12 children live with a bowel or bladder condition.

With your help, we can keep offering free support to those who need us.

ERIC is the national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health. Our mission is to reduce the impact of continence problems on children and their families.

Information and advice

Find out how you can keep your child's bowel and bladder working properly from birth. Clinically approved information and resources to help you and your child.

Help children like Barney to feel supported and not alone.

Last Christmas, Holly and her son Barney were on a difficult journey with Barney’s bladder condition, which led to self-catheterisation. Read how help from ERIC made a difference, and how the family can now look forward to a happy Christmas.

9 in 10 children face issues with school toilets, causing anxiety and school absence

1 in 3 children struggle with constipation

40% of children with a continence problems are bullied

What's happening

ERIC's Young Champions have designed a survey to find out what students across the U.K. think about their school toilets.

Find out how to prepare your child to use the toilet independently and get support from school with toileting problems.

Untreated or undertreated constipation is a major obstacle to toilet training. Our video explains why it's so common and how to treat it.

News & updates

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Volunteers wanted: become a Helpline Advisor

We are recruiting Volunteer Helpline Advisors! Here’s how you can help families living with bladder and bowel conditions

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Christmas Gift Ideas from ERIC

Give a meaningful charity gift this Christmas from our ERIC shop. Here are some great products and…

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What people say...

"From the first phone call, I was greeted with so much understanding and the most sense of anyone I've spoken to about our issues! Not only has ERIC's advice helped my son's issues improve, but it's also given me the confidence to talk to his school without being embarrassed."

Parent 

"Absolutely fantastic training, with the best delivery ever. I've never heard people talking so openly about poo! The Flying Start team are now more aware of the impact of toileting difficulties on a child's education. The training has given us the confidence to share these messages with not only parents, but other professionals too." 

Beth 
Flying Start Manager 

"The Helpline adviser I spoke to was lovely. She took time to have a conversation with me and was very knowledgeable about my daughter’s condition. I purchased an alarm from the website, which worked a treat." 

Sophie
Shop customer 

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